Hi, I am experiencing issues with my computer. And my brain is bleeding, it hurts.
I am on a Windows 7 laptop. The sticker says "G61-304NR Notebook."
As of now: I can't boot the computer. When I turn it on, it goes to a hp screen (like it usually does), goes black, and then displays either "BOOTMGR Image is corrupt. The system cannot boot." or another message about something about checksum possibly being corrupted (I can't remember the exact words at the moment--only the bootmgr one is showing up right now). And then it stays like that, and I am forced to turn off the computer again because no other keys work. I've tried going into safe mode (clickclickclicking F8), but it doesn't work.
When these two messages first began appearing, I managed to start my computer properly once and I went and tried system restore. It started, but then this blue screen of death came up. Then I shut the computer down.
Before the above started happening, I was searching around on surfing the net, looking for free downloads of files, etc.
I do remember that at one point during the day, the entire screen refreshed and it looked different (the - and box and x in the top right-corner of the windows turned into something like this (link)
). But then a little while afterwards, it returned to the normal look (link
. I don't know if this has anything to do with it, but it scared me.
Also, I think I had the google redeirect virus but didn't do anything about it, because I thought I could deal with it later.
ALSO, when I start firefox and went to click a search on google, it wouldn't load and I would get a popup box that said "proc:click" and a lot of other gibberish I couldn't understand (but I do remember finding the url that I was trying to get to amongst the nonsense).
ALSOOO, I continuously ran the Malwarebyte's program on a full scan to try and get rid of the google redirect virus and proc:click on firefox. On the last try, it froze (it had never done this before) and I had to shut down the computer. (And then the Bootmgr&checksum messages began appearing.)
That's all I can remember doing that might have affected my computer like this. Oh--and I installed and attempted to run Combofix to get rid of the google redirect virus, but I had no idea what I was doing and probably didn't run it properly.
Thanks so much for reading this.. any ideas?
I am completely clueless, but threads in the forum have helped me in the past with viruses, and I think it's great. Again, thank you thank you. :)